A southwest Iowa boy was hit by a train and killed over the weekend. Sheriff’s officials in Montgomery County say 12-year-old Jordan Vannausdale, of Red Oak, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred at around 8:15 P.M. Saturday.
Vannausdale and another person were crossing the tracks, which were closed to traffic, when he was struck by a westbound Burlington-Northern freight train near east Coolbaugh Street. The other unidentified individual was not injured. The accident remains under investigation.